Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Scholarly Concentration

Department of Nanomedicine Scholarly Concentration


Director: Rita Serda, Ph.D., 713-441-7315

Administrative Coordinator: Amy Wright, aswright@houstonmethodist.org

Mission: To introduce students to the field of Nanomedicine and the vast opportunities it provides for enhanced therapeutics, personalized medicine, medical diagnostics, imaging, screening, prevention and regenerative medicine.

This concentration is designed to enhance the knowledge and training of medical students interested in translational and basic science research in Nanomedicine. Our goal is to educate and prepare medical students to learn emerging new technologies in biomedical nanotechnology and engineering. The Nanomedicine concentration will synergize with ongoing educational, training and outreach activities at the Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) and ongoing Center grant programs of the Nanomedicine department (i.e., DOD Breast Cancer Research Program's Innovator Award, NCI's U54 Physical Sciences Oncology Centers, etc.). Faculty mentors are members of the Department of Nanomedicine and collaborators with common research goals and/or shared funding on major center and departmental grants.

Maximum number of students/year: 6